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Red Dot (RDS) Handgun Course

A complete guide to selecting and operating pistol mounted optics (RDS handgun).

A complete guide to selecting and operating pistol mounted optics (RDS handgun).

Classroom: 1 Hour

Live-Fire Training: 3 Hours

Skill: Beginner

Prerequisite: Handgun 100 or Everyday Carry

Course Description:

Red Dot (RDS) Handgun Course is designed to provide students with information and skills specific to the use of Red Dot Equipped Handguns. Curriculum will cover all aspects of RDS handgun implementation including mounting, care, maintenance, zeroing and equipment selection. Students will learn RDS handgun theory and will work through extensive repetitions to build competency with their platform.

*This course covers/includes all pistol mounted optics, regardless of color.

Instructional Material Covered:

  • Firearms safety

  • Concepts / mindset

  • Red Dot Sight options

  • RDS handgun theory

  • RDS handgun specific techniques

  • RDS handgun zeroing

  • RDS failure drills

  • Timed shooting drills

Required Equipment:

  • Handgun with Red Dot Sight mounted (Rental handguns available upon request)

  • At least 3 handgun magazines

  • Holster and magazine pouches (At least one pistol magazine pouch recommended)

  • Holster must attach to the belt and provide sufficient retention to prevent the firearm from falling out. Holster highly recommended (If you do not own a holster, firearm can be secured on firing bench at the range)

  • Eye protection (can be provided if needed)

  • Electronic hearing protection (can be provided if needed)

  • 200 rounds handgun ammunition (can be purchased the day of the course) NO steel case or steel core ammo allowed

Course Prerequisites: None

Course Cost: $149.99

Course times: 0800-1200

Contact: Shane Caughey at or 704-414-6032

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